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NOVA SCOTIA, Canada | 85 minutes | 2019

Middle-aged Donna is working off her hours of community service — the result of a DUI conviction — in an animal shelter. Deeply affected by the plight of an old dog soon to be euthanized, she brings him home against everyone’s advice. It’s the start of a disturbing spiral of animal adoptions undertaken as a bulwark against loneliness. After a number of award-winning shorts, director Heather Young builds on her unique approach in this documentary/narrative hybrid that mixes naturalistic observation with the raw lyricism of the day-to-day. Donna’s absurd quest, fragmented into short vignettes, makes for an endearing tale whose pathos is amplified by Young’s strikingly inventive camera work.
Q&A with Heather Young on October 11th and 12th

FIPRESCI Prize, Discovery Program - Toronto Film Festival

Programs

Friday October 11, 2019

Program #22
21:00
Cinéma du Parc 1

Saturday October 12, 2019

Program #48
21:15
Cinéma du Parc 3

Heather Young

No biography

HOWARD AND JEAN, 2014, 6 mins
FISH, 2016, 11 mins
MILK, 2017, 14 mins

distribution and credits

  • Screenplay Heather Young
  • Producer Martha Cooley
  • Cast Shan MacDonald, Andria Edwards

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